George D. Stănciulescu is a Romanian electronic and experimental music producer, composer / sound designer and PhD in Philosophy of Digital Music & New Media. In 2005, he founded the neo-classical ambient / avant-garde ensemble Ad Ombra, which consequently released a CD trilogy: Rites of Genesis (2008), Magna Charta Illusorum (2009) and Almost Eternity (2011). In 2009, Stănciulescu started to focus on the more electro-dance oriented sonic dimensions by creating the eclectic electronica music project LeVant, which had its debut CD, Beyond the Masque of Eden (2010). The second album, Knock, Knock, Ginger (digital) came in 2014, revealing an eclectic paradigm that comprises indie electro, trip-hop, contemporary music and art-pop altogether. Since its inception, LeVant has performed acclaimed multimedia shows both as a band and as a DJ at various national & international festivals and venues, with a plethora of featured vocalists and guest artists, ranging from theater and film, choreography, visual arts and so on. LeVant’s releases have been featured in the international underground press, in a number of online publications, radio shows and samplers worldwide.
According to LeVant, “UnFinetude” is a rather special work and probably the most radical and genre-bending amongst the ones he made so far so far. As a sort of “raison d’etre” for its genesis, came from the subconscious challenge he got from various persons asking him what is that? So he thought of creating a digimodern work and this slowly shaped in, thanks to some hours of expanding fantasy, unrelenting encounters with the realm of Illusion and a handful of plugins."
Mixtaped Monk is a one man DIY music project by a journalist and music producer (Arka Sengupta) who believes in making music that soothes the mind. This project was started as an outlet for his creative expressions. So, under the moniker of Mixtaped Monk, he not only expresses himself as a music producer but also as a writer and a visual artist.
Being socially awkward since childhood, he always loved solitude. And, in his solitude, the thing which he liked to do the most is discovering music. Be it the cassette of Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of The Moon,” which he discovered, in his uncle's old room, during his early teenage, or the first mixtape that he made for a girl when he was a little bit older, music has always been his sole companion. Gradually, he picked up playing the keyboard and the guitar, started experimenting with music and realized that there is a whole world of possibilities for him to explore. That is how the idea of Mixtaped Monk started.
There are a few artistes who have influenced him considerably in his lifetime and sometimes changed his whole perspective towards making music. They are Nick Drake, Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, Marconi Union, Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Scott Hansen, Trent Reznor, Gustavo Santaolalla and Sascha Ring.
Right from the time he was in school, Arka had an immense fascination for anime. And that led to his (almost) obsession with Japanese culture. It all started with Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden. But when he watched Rurouni Kenshin for the first time, he was fascinated with the way the city of Kyoto was portrayed in the anime. And so he began researching the city, its current form and the long history associated with it. Since then, from time to time, he's had these dreams about the city. Sometimes they were associated with historical events and sometimes with the modern era. But in all, they were always so vivid that he could literally feel the profound beauty and heritage of Kyoto within him.
Through DREAMS OF KYOTO, Arka has tried to provide a soundtrack for the nature of the dreams he has of Kyoto.
Alex Tiuniaev composes little pieces for piano which are highly emotional and melodic. What makes him stand apart from similar piano composers is his ability to craft beautiful and memorable little melodies for piano, which is not very typical for modern minimalist music that can be rather repetitive.
Why Go to Paris? (for Solo Piano) - 03:28 info Raindrops (for Solo Piano) - 02:06 info Memories of Berlin (for Solo Piano) - 02:46 Sleepwalker (for Solo Piano) - 03:15 info
Whether working on film scores, jingles, or background music for websites, commercials. video games and other projects, Rosen is a collaborator who loves coming up with the perfect music for any given situation. He has been applauded for his quality, efficiency and most of all, his ability to know what music will work best the particular scene.
With his albums such as 'Echoes In The Dark', 'An Unseen Sky', and the 2016 release 'Head Like Fire', he gets to explore the sounds and genres that have influenced him and his work. Rosen’s influences come from every corner of the world of music including film scores and alternative rock, as well as industrial and electronic sounds. When creating his original songs, he gets to not only show off his work, but create the kind of music he loves to listen to himself. His albums are also an opportunity for him to collaborate with talented filmmakers on music videos, some of which have gone on to screen and win awards at film festivals all over the world.
"Devil" is off Rosen's third album of instrumental music. He says: "As with a lot of my music, my biggest influences are The Cure, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, as well as film and game scores. As for accomplishments, the first music video from the album, "Butterfly," has already been named an Official Selection of two film festivals, one in Arizona and one in Poland. It's also almost to 5000 plays and has grown quicker than any of my previous music videos from my last two albums. I also have four other music videos currently in the works with filmmakers from around the country. I originally wasn't going to release my 3rd album so quickly, but with the success of "Butterfly" and the fact that I already had the songs pretty much done I figured it's time to get this thing out there. I've had a really busy year composing music for films (multiple features and shorts), and I'm really excited to be back out there promoting an album of new music."
Separate Grooves (release date Nov. 2) is on the rock end with pretty singing, vintage keys inspired, and 90s -ish sounding distorted guitars (and a couple acoustic thrown in).
Some themes explored on the album besides loss/love (Miss Invisible, Separate Grooves, Working for You) - airline travel (TSA Patdown), the affordable housing crisis (Tenement Cove), and self-funded artists (Wanting In).
Arq is the new album of Par, project by Nacho Adda (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1983) based on experimental electronic music. While his previous works El Futuro (2013) and Ahí viene la Tormenta (2015) were more socially influenced, Arq is strongly marked by the modernist and rational concepts of modern architecture and its theoreticians. In this case, the producer attempts to translate these concepts to sounds and structures in 10 songs that make up the album. Preserving his experimental and minimalist nature, the album creates atmospheres that place the listener in different spaces and environments by using a dense or delicate, but always subtle, electronic sound palette.